Black Tie Optional with Rent the Runway

March 4, 2016

I am so excited to be partnering with Rent the Runway today to share my wedding look from last weekend. Wedding wear can be difficult, but black tie optional with Rent the Runway is easy. Did you catch my tweet with the hysterical selfie picture?! I don’t know about you, but we attend weddings with primarily the same group of friends. My dress options are to either buy a new one every time or rewear the same dress with the same people. Honestly, neither of these seem very fun. While I have reworn dresses, the fashion lover in me wants something fresh. This is at war with the rational, budget conscious side of me who hates to spend a lot of money on an item I wear so rarely. That’s where Rent the Runway comes in handy! Rent the Runway has a huge selection of dresses ranging from cocktail to floor length gowns you can rent for $30-$100 on average. I rented a black floral Suno designer dress for $100 (retails for $695) and absolutely loved it. The length, fabric, and fit were perfect for the wedding, and I got a ton of compliments on it. Here are some important things to note when going for black tie optional with Rent the Runway:

  1. You pick to keep your dress for either 4 or 8 days. I selected 4. My dress arrived on Friday night, and I shipped it back on Monday.
  2. Read the reviews to help with sizing. Real customers submit reviews (including measurements), so you can better determine which size will fit you.
  3. Pick a backup size for free! I actually ordered the 4 (my usual size) in this dress and the 6 as a backup because some of the reviews said it ran a little tight. While the 4 fit, I was a little more comfortable in the 6, so I wore it.
  4. Your dress(es) arrive in a garmet bag. After your event, you just zip them up and change out the pre-paid label for an easy return. Cleaning is taken care of by Rent the Runway.
  5. Long dresses come in lengths. If you are 5’10” or over, I would recommend contacting the customer service to check. I actually ordered a long one time previously (not related to the blog), and it was too short. I ended up returning the dress, and Rent the Runway was great about it.

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Black Floral Trumpet Dress: Suno c/o Rent the Runway // All in One Bag c/o GiGi NY // Black Heeled Sandals (SO COMFY and available in different colors): Gianni Bini // Sunglasses: Karen Walker via Ditto’s Endless Eyewear Program (use code STRAIGHTASTYLE for your first month FREE) // Double Ring c/o Kendra Scott

Here’s a couple (poor quality but fun) pictures from the wedding (I took these blog photos earlier the same day). It was a great wedding!

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  • Reply Natassia Crystal March 15, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Such a pretty dress.. gorgeous figure! 🙂

    Love the cute high heels! 🙂

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  • Reply Prosperity by Renata March 10, 2016 at 3:05 am

    Beautiful look:). I love dresses and this one is perfect for many occassions!
    Have a great day, Renata xo

  • Reply clara mcmillan March 8, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    You always look so perfect girl! How do you do it?!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

  • Reply Sell. Eat. Love March 8, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    I die. This dress is unbelievable. Its just so beautiful and you wear it so well.

    Lindsay |

  • Reply Isidora Matic March 8, 2016 at 6:45 am

    everything is so cute i love the photos!
    dress and heels are so nice!

  • Reply Michelle Orsi March 7, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Forgot about RTR! I have a wedding coming up in April & having been hunting for the perfect dress. RTR might be the perfect place to look!

  • Reply ADA March 7, 2016 at 9:27 am

    This midi floral dress is stunning and looks lovely on you. I bet you are always the best-dressed at all the weddings you attend. I need a Gigi clutch and one of those Naomi rings.

    Also, happy 30th birthday Amy Ann! You are a very beautiful woman inside out and one of the very best dressed I know, too. =)

  • Reply Elise Ward Joyce March 7, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Gorgeous dress! Love the ruffle bottom! Beautiful look!

    xx, Elise

  • Reply Lily Widjaja March 7, 2016 at 1:22 am

    Floral dress is always fab^^

    Lily Widjaja

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  • Reply Jackie March 7, 2016 at 12:48 am

    You look beautiful Amy Ann, in your floral dress. I love the idea of Rent The Runway! I mean, who wouldn’t want to wear some fabulous designer pieces. I just wished they shipped to Canada… but maybe thats a could thing for my wallet!lol

    xo, jackie

  • Reply Ally March 6, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    You and the hubby look darling! I hope we can all meet up sometime soon. 🙂

    Xo Ally

  • Reply Mademoiselle Coconath March 6, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    Your outfit’s so pretty! Love the print!


    Mademoiselle Coconath

  • Reply PLAYING WITH APPAREL March 6, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    Oh my gosh… you look so beautiful!!! Great pick of the dress it really suits you.

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  • Reply Jackie March 6, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    What a stunning dress!! I love the print and the cut looks like it was just made for you. Hope you had fun at the wedding too!

    Something About That

  • Reply Akaleistar March 6, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    That dress is so beautiful! Funnily enough, I was just on the Rent the Runway site today looking for a dress 🙂

  • Reply Siffat Haider March 6, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Gosh Amy, I love this look enough to actually want to cheat on my minimalist aesthetic. You look STUNNING!

  • Reply Sera | Stardust Bohemian March 6, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    you look extra amazing in that dress! 🙂


  • Reply Adela Acanski March 6, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Beautiful dress!

    kisses Adela Acanski

  • Reply Julia Mazzucato March 6, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Looks like you had a lot of fun! I love the photo with the selfie stick. You look amazing as well! That dress is stunning. I’ve always wanted to try Rent the Runway!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

  • Reply BamBam March 6, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Amazing outfit, such a cute dress

    BamBam Blog


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